Discover Qazaqstan via News and Inspiring Stories

QazMonitor Logo
Facebook Qazmonitor iconInstagram Qazmonitor iconTiktok Qazmonitor iconTwitter Qazmonitor iconTelegram Qazmonitor iconYoutube Qazmonitor icon
  1. Main Page
  2. News
  3. Kazakhstan to Send Rescue Team and Medical Aid to Turkiye
Astana, Kazakhstan • 08 February 2023

Kazakhstan to Send Rescue Team and Medical Aid to Turkiye

President Tokayev orders the government to send aid to regions affected by deadly earthquake

QazMonitor Logo
Anadolu Agency
Anadolu Agency

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the government to send emergency assistance to Turkiye in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in the city of Gaziantep that killed over 900 people, QazMonitor reports.

Kazakh search and rescue team and doctors will be dispatched to the affected regions at the request of the Turkish authorities, reads the message by the Akorda press service.

According to ABC News, 45 countries have offered help already as dozens of aftershocks continue to occur.

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit southeast Turkiye and northern Syria early on Monday. Hundreds were killed in the two countries, thousands were injured and the toll is expected to rise further.

Earlier, President Tokayev sent a telegram of condolence to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Only 30% of an article published on The Qazaqstan Monitor website may be used with a mandatory hyperlink provided to indicate the original source. To re-publish the full article, written permission from the editorial is required.